I am very excited about the books I got for review last week. I like a bit of variation in my reading and in this week’s mailbox, there was choice aplenty ranging from non-fiction, to action, to literary fiction, and some easy reading.
Most exciting is getting my hands on J by Howard Jacobson. This book made it to the Man Booker shortlist this year, and although I’ve been a bit meh on the Man Booker award nominations this year, I still want to experience Jacobson’s writing style (he is a previous Man Booker winner after all).
Also for non-fiction November, I picked The Blood Telegram by Gary J.Bass. This is about all the behind the scenes manipulations that happened during the Bangladeshi war of independence and features a lot of Nixon, Kissinger, and tons of Indian diplomats at work. And yeah, it’s not very complimentary to any of them. This book was a Pulitzer Prize finalist this year in the general non-fiction category.
Unfortunately, this book came in a little late, and looking at the small print, I doubt I”ll be able to finish it within November, so it may not make it for non-fiction November after all.
To offset all these award nominated authors, I rounded off my reading for this month with a couple of lighter reads. I am never disappointed by Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series and so I picked Personal by Lee Child.
Another light reading option is He Fixed the Match She Fixed Him by Shikha Kumar, which is a rom-com/chick-lit kind of novel.
I haven’t the faintest idea what A Hundred Lives for You by Abhisar Sharma is all about. It came in unexpectedly couple of days ago, and I don’t even remember requesting for it. So, this will be the dark horse in this month’s selection of books I read.
What books did you get recently? What are you looking forward to reading?